Cheese Scones

To make perfect cheese scones you need a strong cheese. I have used a mature cheddar aged for 36 months, and added some herbs to the dough.

Cheese Scones With Apple Chutney
Cheese Scones With Apple Chutney

For my third and final submission for International Scone Week 2022 I went with basic, and simple, cheese scones.

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I belong to a travel advice Facebook group because I can offer some relevant information. On it, I see a lot of people giving advice to not book airline tickets until a Visa is granted. Last year when we were battling to get an appointment for The Netherlands I contacted both the French and Italian representatives. I was told by both of them we had to have a booked ticket in order to apply. And the ticket had to have that country as the destination. In a period of 6 months, I went for 3 Visa appointments. For Germany and Austria I had to give a copy of our confirmed airline booking. This had to show the dates we were arriving and leaving. For our United Kingdom Visa an airline ticket was not a requirement per se. But, their official information gave me a different sense.

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The UK Government website says if you are intending to visit the UK you will need to show that you are a genuine visitor who is coming to the UK to undertake a permitted activity. That you will leave at the end of your visit and that you have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs in relation to your visit. This to me suggests the need for a booked ticket. And, since our first Visa application in 2003 we’ve always been asked for proof of return flights. My advice would be that you personally check the requirements for the Visa application. And not assume you don’t need something because you have read on some Facebook group you don’t need it.

Cheese Scones With Apple Chutney


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Cheese Scones

Use a strong cheese to ensure you get a good flavourful scone
Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 8 scones
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 280 g self raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 10 mls Italian mixed herbs
  • 5 mls baking powder
  • 2.5 mls fine salt
  • 190 g strong mature cheddar
  • 185 mls soda water


  • Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  • Place the flour, herbs, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine
  • Add the cheese and stir in using a butter knife
  • Add the soda water and bring the dough together using a butter knife
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a ball
  • Press flat into a round disc, 2cm high
  • Cut the disc into 8 wedges and place the wedges on a lined baking tray, in the shape of a circle, spaced slightly apart
  • Place into the oven and bake for 35 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly
  • Serve with butter, and a decent chutney (optional)
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9 thoughts on “Cheese Scones

  1. Hi Tandy, Terence has recently applied for a UK visa for your December trip and he needed to show his ticket there and the return one too. In May, we were due to go to the Netherlands, but Terence couldn’t get his visa in time. He needed a ticket to apply so we had booked flights and then had to cancel them. We had not trouble with that, but I was very disappointed. I have never needed a visa to travel anywhere, but I’ve only been to the UK, some European destinations, South Korea and New Zealand. I also don’t need a visa for southern African destinations.

    1. You are lucky not to need a visa! I am amazed Terence could apply so early as they usually only take applications three months before the date of travel. How did you get around that?

  2. Totally agree that a strong cheese is best for cheese scones. Cheese scones are my favourite all time scone. I think you might have inspired me to make some for tea.

  3. i agree tandy that you need a really strong cheese in cooking. I like to use a vintage tasty cheese. Not sure about italian dried herbs. that’s how i broke my ribs last year. I put them in a stew, choked on an oregano stalk, vomited and fell over!! Eek! I use ‘safe’ herbs now like parsley and chives in everything. 🙂

    1. Noo, I did not realize that is how you broke your ribs! I always pick the leaves off my herbs, and now I shall use this as the reason!

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